Bourbon has been a part of American culture since the late 18th century, when poor farmers in Maryland and Pennsylvania began distilling their excess grain crops. These distillers gradually migrated to Kentucky, which is now the spiritual home of Bourbon. Read More »
A litre bottle of Jack Daniel's 43% Master Distiller edition, released to honour the first of the (as of writing) only seven master distillers to oversee the making of their whisky, a certain Mr J Daniel. This was originally a travel retail exclusive, but was launched in the UK in early 2013.
A very special rye whiskey from High West's maverick David Perkins. This is a combination of a 2 year old 95% rye mashbill with a 16yo 53% rye mash and has gone down a storm in its home country, scoring 90 points from Malt Advocate's John Hansell.
Please note this is limited to one bottler per customer.
Another bottling by High West while their own spirit matures, showing off their ability to select great whiskeys. This is a blend of 6 and 10 year old bourbon produced in honour of the nascent American Prairie Reserve, an area the size of Connecticut that will hopefully one day be the largest grassland wildlife reserve in the USA.
Smooth Ambler's 7 year old Old Scout Bourbon is a mixture of 60% corn, 36% rye and 4% malt. The distillery was only founded in 2009, so this whiskey is blended from casks distilled elsewhere and chosen by Smooth Ambler. It has sweet and spicy notes including apple, cherry and tobacco.
Aged for five years in new American white oak barrels, Cyrus Noble Bourbon is produced in Nelson County, Kentucky. A historic brand which was once the world's most sought after Kentucky Whiskey in the mid 19th century, it is still craft distilled in Kentucky today.
Produced by Heaven Hill, Larceny bourbon uses wheat as the secondary grain rather than rye. This gives it a smoother flavour than you're average bourbon. Larceny is a small batch bourbon, made using no more than 100 barrels and bottled at a slightly higher 92 proof.
Founded in 2009, Smooth Ambler's range of older whiskies are made using barrels hand selected by the owners, until their own spirit is old enough. This 7 year old rye uses a mashbill of 95% rye and 5% malted barley and has notes of black tea, honey and mint.
A single barrel bourbon from Wathen's, produced in Kentucky. The whiskey makers, the Wathen-Medleys, have a bit of history with the current distillers being the 8th generation of the family to be in the business.
A rye spirit from Monterey's Fog's End distillery, run by former sheriff Craig Pakish. Whilst this is close to being a whiskey, it cannot be called one, due to the addition of sugar in the production process.
Kentucky and Tennessee based Corsair's artisanal whiskies have been causing something of a stir. Made from 80% Rye, with the balance being a mix of chocolate malt, malted rye and red wheat, this is a rather chocolatey whiskey.
Wasmund's is an American single malt whiskey, made at the Copper Fox Distillery in Virginia, the malt for which is dried at the distillery using applewood and cherrywood. This has been aged for 42 months using a secret 'chip and barrel ageing' process, which has certainly added plenty of colour to the final product..